The research software provided on this page is an Amira extension package that implements the methods described in:

Britta Weber, Erin M. Tranfield, Johanna L. Höög, Daniel Baum, Claude Antony, Tony Hyman, Jean-Marc Verbavatz, Steffen Prohaska. Automated stitching of microtubule centerlines across serial electron tomograms. PLoS ONE, e113222. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0113222.

The software was developed at the Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB) and the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) and is provided under a MIT-style license (see download archive). The commercial software Amira is required to run the extension package.

To use the software:

  1. Obtain Amira 5.6. Users without Amira 5.6 may request a trial version with a time-limited license from FEI Visualization Sciences Group.
  2. Download and install the ZIB extension package. The extension package is available for Windows 64-bit (Visual C++ 2008, VC9) and Linux 64-bit (GCC 4.4) at http://amira.zib.de/zibexts/microtubulestitching/.

Supplementary data os available from the digital repository Dryad (DOI 10.5061/dryad.v8j20).